This 5-day Biology Residential Camp is ideal for young people considering studying biology or ecology at University. Do you want to enrich your field experience and explore some of the possible career pathways?
Tutor: Field Studies Council Staff
Courses are led by experienced Field Studies Council staff.
Welcome, show in and ice breakers, ecology immersion session.
team session (team games/orienteering challenge)
full day investigation into biodiversity in a woodland environment, a chance to hone your plant ID and sampling skills.
workshop – data analysis/statistical analysis
Full day investigation into succession and its effect of plant distribution (one of: salt marsh or shingle ridge) with opportunities for coastal bird watching. Metamorphic rocks
Workshop data presentation/GIS skills
Two half day sessions looking at rocky shore and freshwater ecosystems and how to sample within them.
Campfire end of course celebration.
Participants undertake small scale local investigations as a progression of what they have learnt throughout the week. These mini- investigations will then be presented to the rest of the group.
Please note: to ensure safe and quality learning experiences for students, the timetable may alter depending on weather conditions and local factors at centres.
A train station pick-up can be offered at an additional charge.
Lunch will be provided on arrival.
Breakfast will be provided in the morning.
We cater for a wide range of dietary requirements, offering delicious meals.
The course will end at approximately 15.00 on the final day.
A train station departure can be arranged.
Before You Attend
What shall I bring?
Boots or wellingtons
Waterproof jacket & trousers
Hat and Gloves for warm and cold weather
Suitable clothing for the time of year
Small day rucksack
Water bottle and lunch box
This course is open to young people aged 16-25. When you book, it is essential that you enter the age and attendees name in the Order Notes at the checkout. If the attendee is under 18, the booking must be made by a parent/guardian.